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Charles Klodell, M.D.

Charles T Klodell, M.D. - Background

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Dr. Charles T. Klodell is a professor of surgery and director of the left ventricular assist device program. He also is director of the cardiac intensive care unit at Shands at UF medical center and heavily involved in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

Klodell earned his medical degree summa cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky, where he also trained in general surgery. He then completed a cardiothoracic fellowship at UF. He also trained at the Heart Valve Club/La Club Mitrale at GeorgesPompidou Hospital in Paris, France.

His clinical interests span the field of cardiothoracic surgery, with particular interest in catheter and minimally invasive treatment of valvular heart disease (Including TAVR and mitral repair), heart failure and ventricular assist devices, valve repair procedures, Marfan syndrome, complex aortic disease and lung surgery. He also is interested in the use of advanced technologies to reduce the invasiveness of thoracic and cardiovascular procedures.

His research focuses on the development of the next generation of ventricular assist devices and perioperative pain management as well as improving quality of care and patient safety.

Klodell is a member the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. He serves as associate medical director of Gainesville Fire Rescue.



1987 - 1991, B.S., Gannon University Erie, Pennsylvania Major: Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude

1991-1995, M.D.,University of Louisville School of Medicine Louisville, Kentucky, Summa Cum Laude

Postdoctoral Training

1995 - 1996, Straight Surgical Internship University of Louisville

1996 - 2000, General Surgery Residency University of Louisville

2000 - 2002, Cardiothoracic Fellowship University of Florida

2007, Heart Valve Club / La Club Mitrale, Georges Pompedeu Hospital, Paris, (Dr. Alain Carpentier)

Board Certifications

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Medical Society

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Member - Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Member - American College of Chest Physicians

Member - Southern Thoracic Surgical Association